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About the United Nations Public Service Awards and Day

 

The United Nations Public Service Awards is the most prestigious international recognition of excellence in public service. It rewards the creative achievements and contributions of public service institutions that lead to a more effective and responsive public administration in countries worldwide. Through an annual competition, the UN Public Service Awards promotes the role, professionalism and visibility of public service.

 

The UN Public Service Day intends to celebrate the value and virtue of public service to the community; highlight the contribution of public service in the development process; recognize the work of public servants, and encourage young people to pursue careers in the public sector. Since the first Awards Ceremony in 2003, the United Nations has received an increasing number of submissions from all around the world.

 

 

2022 United Nations Public Service Day Virtual Event

 

United Nations Public Service Day, celebrated on 23 June each year, recognizes the value and virtue of public service to the community; highlights the contribution of public service in the development process; recognizes the work of public servants, and encourages young people to pursue careers in the public sector.

 

Taking its lead from the 2022 theme of the United Nations High-level Political Forum (HLPF), the main body for reviewing implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, the 2022 UN Public Service Day commemoration, celebrated this year on 22 June, focused on the role of public institutions and public servants in building back better from COVID-19 as they work to meet the 2030 deadline for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals.

 

The 2022 United Nations Public Service Award winners were announced during the online event by DESA's Under Secretary General Mr. Liu Zhenmin. The announcement is available here.

 

2022 UNPSA Winners

 

More details on the event are available at https://publicadministration.un.org/en/UNPSA2022

 

The 2022 UNPSA winners are available on the Public Service Innovation Hub.

 

  • Submission Rules: here.

 

 

If you are a winner of the UNPSA, please take a few moments to fill out this questionnaire and to provide us with your feedback on what it has meant for your organization to win this Award. We will portray the most successful stories on our quarterly UNPSA Newsletter.

 

 

 

Mr. Juwang Zhu | Director
Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government
Department of Economic and Social Affairs
United Nations Secretariat
Room DC2-1714 | Email: dpidg@un.org

 

Mr. Garegin Manukyan | Officer-in-Charge | Public Service Innovation Branch
Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government
Department of Economic and Social Affairs
United Nations Secretariat
Room DC2-1735 | Email: unpsa@un.org | Tel: +1 (212) 963 5410

 

Ms. Victoria Kim | Programme Management Officer

Public Service Innovation Branch
Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government
Department of Economic and Social Affairs
United Nations Secretariat
Room DC2-1734 | Email: unpsa@un.org | Tel: +1 (212) 963-3857